Crossing Boundaries Concert Series Vol. 7: FLY IN WATER
August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT| $20 – $30
Organized by: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents CROSSING BOUNDARIES Concert Series Vol. 7: FLY IN WATER, curated by gamin. FLY IN WATER is a structured improvisation and meditation on the inter-relationships between humanity, the environment, and the other life forms created by classical pianist / performance artist Hyo Jee Kang in collaboration with fashion designer and fiber artist Bo Choi.
concept: Bo Choi (Korea) and Hyo Jee Kang (Korea)
composition: Hyo Jee Kang
performance: Hyo Jee Kang (piano)
wearable art: Bo Choi
This is the fourth of eight concerts in the series during 2019 and will take place on August 9, 2019 at 8 pm at CRS.
Tickets are $25 in advance $30 at the door. Students and seniors with valid ID can purchase tickets for $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at crsny.org, by phone (212-677-8621), and at CRS.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Bo Choi is a fashion designer and artist. With a primary focus in fiber art and fashion design, she envisions clothes as both rendering explicit their capacity to represent the self, as well as building upon, and breaking with, past conventions in order to allow an endless refashioning of the self-disallowed by the limited vocabulary of much art and fashion today. She completed her MFA 2009 in Fiber at School of art in University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Her undergraduate studies were at University of California, Davis, in Fashion Design and Studio Art. Previously, as a fashion designer, she created a fashion line that explores and transgresses the typical ways the body contour interacts with clothing. Choi’s solo fashion show “Second Skin” was presented at Jacob Lawrence Gallery in University of Washington, Seattle. In 2009, she was a finalist at the InspirAsain Fashion Competition, hosted by International Examiner where her wearable art line was presented at the Bell Harbor Conference Center. Internationally she has presented her designs at the Wearable Art Awards in Port Moody, BC, Canada, 2009 and 2010 and had a residency at Kulturprojekte, Berlin Germany in 2008 and Seoul, South Korea in 2012. Currently, she teaches fashion design at Indiana University.
Hyo Jee Kang has been focusing on transformation between media and objects to create a new art form. She works with media artists and live electronic performers presenting improvisation and recomposed composition as well as her originals. Her activity as a composer, performer, creator and improviser has been featured throughout the world in Germany, Spain, Italy, Korea, Japan, USA, Israel, and so on. Hyo Jee currently resides in New York City and serves as a faculty at Seoul National University. In May 2018, she gave her solo performance with great success at Lincoln Center, including the Conceptual Transformation Performance “Pyung Yang.” This August she was one of 12 artists from around the world selected to particpate in Seminar in Taipei, a platform for in-depth exchange in both theoretical and practical fields, at the 2018 Taipei Arts Festival X in Taiwan. Seminar in Taipei is an initiative of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, in partnership with the National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan, Korea Arts Management Service, the National Arts Council of Singapore, and the Arts and Theatre Institute of the Czech Republic, realised in collaboration with the Taipei Arts Festival. Hyo Jee’s YouTube channel is youtube.com/hyojeekang.
ABOUT CROSSING BOUNDARIES
Now in its second year, CROSSING BOUNDARIES is a performance series devoted to creating unforgettable live art experiences that dissolve boundaries between performers and audiences, traditional and new music, and the local and the global, bringing people together and promoting the awareness that we each possess a limitless creativity inside us.
CRS has from its inception in 2004 attracted many people from abroad, and has become known for presenting healing, arts, and cultural programs from around the world and from Asia in particular. This season, which is supported by a grant from the LMCC, is curated by three outstanding artists of Asian descent: gamin, Jen Shyu, and JunYi Chow. There is a long tradition of interdisciplinarity in Asian arts, where ritual practices have always involved elements of dance, theatre, improvised music, and storytelling, and this season will build on that tradition.
The 2019 season of CROSSING BOUNDARIES is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.